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Misconceptions About AIDS

AIDS is a disease that is reaching pandemic levels across the world, yet most people in the world have misconceptions about the disease that can be harmful. In this article, we’ll examine some of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of the disease in order to give you a better understanding.

One of the most dangerous misconceptions about the disease known as AIDS has been causing the disease to spread more and more to innocent victims. Since the sixteenth century, some Europeans have subscribed to the belief that when one is afflicted with a sexually transmitted disease, they can cleanse themselves from it by passing it on to a virgin by having sex with them. This terrible myth has caused many individuals to sexually abuse young women, infecting them with the disease while doing nothing to cure the AIDS in the person perpetrating the crime.

Another dangerous misconception that often occurs with respects to AIDS is that it cannot be passed on through oral sex. While there is a much lower risk of transmitting HIV from one individual to another via oral sex as opposed to anal or vaginal sex, there is still a risk there that needs to be addressed.

One myth that is commonly discussed when considering AIDS is the belief that the disease was spread by sexual contact between a person and a monkey. While it is possible that sexual contact could be responsible, it is very unlikely. Instead, many researchers have come to believe that the HIV virus was first passed to humans via blood contact with hunters and monkeys infected with the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus in the continent of Africa.

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Homeopathic treatments for patients with the early stages of HIV and for patients with early stages of AIDS have been proven effective. Some homeopaths have been able to help patients in advanced stages of AIDS but these are not considered a normal result.

There are exceptions to this rule and some patients were given a better quality of life after receiving homeopathic treatment. The use of conventional drugs takes a toll on the body because of the many side effects. Conventional drugs can stop working if the virus becomes resistant to those drugs.

An advantage to using homeopathic treatment is they can begin immediately when a patient starts displaying symptoms of opportunistic infections. Homeopathy has a history for success in treating infectious diseases. Many of the most fatal infections have successfully been treated with homeopathic treatment.

History shows patients treated with this natural therapy had lower death rates from diseases like scarlet fever, pneumonia, typhoid, and cholera.

Hospitals, prisons, and insane asylums experienced high success rates in treating patients with these diseases with homeopathic treatments. Homeopathic medicine is now being used to treat viral infections in the world today.

Some people actually believe that the HIV virus is not the agent that is responsible for AIDS. There are a variety of reasons that people may believe this, but one of the most common is the fact that some individuals can remain HIV positive without having AIDS for a long period of time. It is a disease the progresses at different rates throughout every individual, and treatment can greatly reduce the speed of the progression.

Some other important things to note when it comes to increasing your understanding of AIDS include the idea that not only homosexuals and drug users can become infected with the disease. Heterosexual transmission rates are on the rise for the disease and the risk unprotected sex poses with respects to AIDS can not be understated. Also, couples that are both infected with the HIV virus should know that they should still employ the usage of a condom when engaging in any sexual acts, as re-infection of the disease is possible which may cause it to progress quicker than it normally would.


AIDS Facts

Keeping your body in the best physical shape and not putting yourself at risk, will help keep you from getting infected and developing AIDS.

Remain healthy, eat a healthy diet, exercise and get plenty of rest. If you know you are at risk, watch for the earliest signs and see a doctor immediately.

The more that you know about AIDS, the better off you will be when it comes to keeping yourself safe and your body healthy. Do your best to learn all that you can about the disease so that you can dispel the myths that are out there and get a true understanding of what it is all about.



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History of AIDS Looking Closer at the HIV Virus and AIDS
Living With HIV and AIDS
Know the Basics about AIDS
What are the Causes of AIDS
Homeopathic Ways of Treating the AIDS Patient
AIDS and the Nervous System
Options If You Are HIV Positive
The AIDS Patient and Opportunistic Infections
Advanced Signs of the HIV Virus
Tests For the HIV Virus
Other Health Concerns For The AIDS Patient
Prayer And Spirituality Used In The Treatment Of AIDS
How To Prepare For Your AIDS Medical Appointment
Aids and Viral Complications
Parasitic Infections Common to HIV Patients
AIDS Related Lymphoma
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Serious Complications Associated With The HIV Virus
White Blood Cells And AIDS
Neurological Complications Associated with AIDS
What To Do If You Think You Might Have Aids
New Developments In AIDS Research
Coping With Your AIDS Diagnosis
The Symptoms of HIV Infection
Education Is The Key To Stopping the AIDS Epidemic
The Emphasis Must Be On Prevention for HIV and AIDS
AIDS Medical Terms
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Reducing The HIV Risk Factors
Keeping A Positive Outlook For AIDS Patients
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A Healthy Lifestyle Can Help You Treat AIDS
AIDS Patients Are In It For Life
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Treatments Available for the Patient with HIV or AIDS
Ways You Cannot Get The HIV Virus
Treatments Available for the HIV Positive Woman
Understanding the Basics of HIV
The United States AIDS Policy
Treatment Guidelines for the AIDS Patient
Treating Serious Illnesses in The AIDS Patient
HIV Transmission
How The HIV Virus Progresses
The Fear the AIDS Stigma Brings
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Facts And Myths Regarding HIV Transmission
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